Analysis of B cell activating factor (BAFF) receptors before and after B cell depletion therapy (BCDT) might offer a clue to the understanding of whether some B cell subsets may represent useful biomarkers of biological and clinical responses. Among the BAFF receptors in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, the AA have shown, by fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS) analysis of median fluorescence intensity (MFI), that transmembrane activator and calcium-modulating cyclophilin ligand interactor (TACI) and B cell maturation antigen (BCMA) do not change, whereas the most important, BAFF receptor 3 (BR3), appears to be decreased before as well as after BCDT in all B cell subsets but not in plasmablasts, the most important subset, depleted by BCDT.

Ferraccioli, G., Gremese, E., B cell activating factor (BAFF) and BAFF receptors: fakes and facts, <<CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY>>, 2017; 190 (3): 291-292. [doi:10.1111/cei.13039] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/122671]

B cell activating factor (BAFF) and BAFF receptors: fakes and facts

Ferraccioli, G.;Gremese, E.
2017

Abstract

Analysis of B cell activating factor (BAFF) receptors before and after B cell depletion therapy (BCDT) might offer a clue to the understanding of whether some B cell subsets may represent useful biomarkers of biological and clinical responses. Among the BAFF receptors in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, the AA have shown, by fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS) analysis of median fluorescence intensity (MFI), that transmembrane activator and calcium-modulating cyclophilin ligand interactor (TACI) and B cell maturation antigen (BCMA) do not change, whereas the most important, BAFF receptor 3 (BR3), appears to be decreased before as well as after BCDT in all B cell subsets but not in plasmablasts, the most important subset, depleted by BCDT.
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Ferraccioli, G., Gremese, E., B cell activating factor (BAFF) and BAFF receptors: fakes and facts, <<CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY>>, 2017; 190 (3): 291-292. [doi:10.1111/cei.13039] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/122671]
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